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the campaign trail. he's got to go run the country. that leaves mitt romney in a kind of odd position at that point, too, because he can't look like he's just campaigning. >> schieffer: what does he do, join the national guard? ( laughter ). >> he doesn't want to look like he's faking it and getting in the president's way. you saw john mccain raise the bar for the president. saying remember john mccain suspend-- he did it a couple of times, but one for hurricane gustav, a knocked a day off the republican convention to try to create a sense of "i'm president." one of the things important about taking the president off the campaign trail in terms of this early vote question, when want president ams can to town he's fly paper and gets people there to the events. what do the campaigns do? they turn those people into solterlz who will then go knock on dispersants on that final push at the end. they also turn them into votes in some states. i was in ohio this week. they were bussing them from the event to the early polling place where the, where the romney forces were watching to see how bi
with campaign scheduleds. both vice president joe biden and mitt romney canceled rallies in virginia beach, virginia, this weekend. as nancy cordes reports, president obama received a fema briefing the storm before laeg for new hampshire. >> we're not going to be able to be in virginia tomorrow. we're going to go to ohio instead. >> reporter: hurricane susan is forcing both campaigns to make ajumps. mitt romney canceled three haven'ts in virginia. vice president biden and first lady mivelobama also called off rallies. >> 10 days, new hampshire, 10 days! >> reporter: after getting briefed on the storm today, president obama took his hunt for votes to the live free or die states where he told a group of local teamsters new hampshire's four electoral votes could make all the difference. >> it's very clear that the other side doesn't believe. >> reporter: governor romney spent the day in all-important florida, in pensacola, home to a major nave air station, romney brought up a sore spot from the final debate. >> i made the point our navy is now smaller than any time, well, in almost 100 years.
economic numbers. norah? >>> in a statement governor mitt romney calls the job numbers a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. they both went on the attack for the first time since hurricane sandy. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one, we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: before the numbers came out, i asked robert gibbs if the higher jobless rate supports romney's criticism of the president's record. >> look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward, 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that have been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all we want to end up, but we are making serious, important progress moving forward. mitt romney isn't a change agent. he wants to getg back to the economic theory that got us into this mess. >>
five days before the bg election.. the president is still dealg with sandy.. but he and mitt romney are putting their fos back on key battleground sts they hope to carry on tuesd. in virginia, polls show romy has cut the president's lean that state to just two poin. romney will spend his entiry paul is showing romney has cut the lead in that state to two points. romney will spend his entire day in the state of virginia and the president will hit wisconsin, colorado and way out here in nevada. >> california voters are still on the fence about the governor's tax height proposal. >> ann in san francisco with how prop 30 campaign is drumming up support before the election. joins us with more. >> just aa few days left. down market street right now campaigning at the commonwealth club. and we met teachers that were hitting the highway in favor of prop 30. the polls are close right now. really could go either way. >> when they hugged, we know they are going to vote yes. >> a new poll showed 51% of likely voters support prop 30 but then a new poll released this morning showed 48% support. i
it. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> coming across the border just as it got stuck. >>> all that -- >> give me a break. where did that come from? >> you wear a belt, i'll start calling you mister. >> and all that matters. >> amazing time-lapsed video of sandy slamming new york city, the water rushing in, power going out. >> new york might get weird with a few more days without power. [ speaking spanish ] >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams going into manhattan. they also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. hundre
on the campaign trail with events in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. governor romney arrives in virginia a day after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> i understand what it takes to get this country going again. and to bring back the kind of greatness we depend on. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks he made about disaster relief funding. at a republican primary debate last year romney down played the federal government's role in disaster response. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states t
of the deaths is in haiti. also impacting the race for the white house. republican nominee mitt romney and vice president joe biden scrapped political appearances in virginia beach. the storm is interrupting some schedules at a critical point in the campaign with less than two weeks until election day. the candidates say they plan to reschedule their east coast appearances after the storm has passed. >>> more than 10 million votes have already been cast in early voting states for the november 6th election and as drew levinson shows us mitt romney held a rally in the biggest battleground state florida, which begins early voting today. president obama was in another swing state, new hampshire. >> reporter: mitt romney traveled to florida, the biggest battlegrounds state to lock down its 29 electoral votes. >> i need your help, we need to win this. we're taking back america. >> reporter: early voting started in the state saturday. and the romney campaign is pushing supporters to cast their ballots now. with polls showing a tight race, romney hopes to keep his momentum going to election day. >> th
roosevelt. mitt romney says he will do a better job if he is elected. the republican nominee is spending the last few days of the campaign making that case in the battleground states. romney is in wisconsin and ohio today trying to pick up the few remaining undecided voters. >> and we asked them and you to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the ads, look to the record. >> reporter: the race is tied in nine swing states. the latest polls also show the race tightening in pennsylvania, a state once thought to be easily in the president's win column. the romney campaign is making a late push to take pennsylvania. the republicans are spending three million dollars on campaign ads there and romney will visit the state on sunday. now, let's look at the markets right now. you can see that the dow is down just by 100 points. stock gave up that early gain despite a decent jobs report. that job is being attributed to traders assessing the potential costs of superstorm sandy. back to the campaign, president obama's camp is calling the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. but
by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters to support proposition 3. hikes they say would stop more education cuts. they are targeting undecided voters. those who would make up their mind in the polling booth. >>> boy if you haven't mailed them by now you are getting really risky about that ballot. >> steve weir has talked to civics groups, about which propositions to support. it shows on voters ballots. >> if you look at our tally equipment you can see where people change their mind. not on candidates, on measures. >> all that eleventh hour head scratching is put
of the race here. recent polls have shown him slightly behind romney in the sunshine state but obama supporters turned out in force the first two days of early voting. >> i understand you blew it out when it came to early votes. [ applause ] >> i'm really proud of you. >> reporter: at a field office in orlando the president said the storm will likely take up much of his time this week. >> obviously my first priority has to be to make sure everything's in place to help families and prepare. that means that that's going to be putting more burden on folks in the field because i'm not going to be able to campaign quite as much over the next couple of days. >> reporter: his campaign advisers acknowledge hurricane sandy will impact the vote. no one knows how severely. >> we believe that the more people come out, the better we're going do. so to the extent that it makes it harder, you know that's a source of concern. i don't know how all the politics will sort out. >> reporter: this is going to be a very delicate balancing act for the white house all week long. this
's happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on to the campaign trail. president obama still tied up with dealing with the storm. >> two of the three major airports serving the new york area reopened. laguardia remains a flooded mess. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. >> we will reset halloween by executive order. my power knows no bounds. >> is that one of those governor chris christie fleece zip-ups. >> power to your house, nonexistent. that means darkness and candles and whining children. >> on "cbs this morning." >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as aol users put it, welcome to the party. >>> welcome to cbs this morning. as you wake up on the west coast, the remains of superstorm sandy are still being felt as far as wisconsin, but it's nothing like the damage here in the northeast. the death toll this morning is at least 57. 22 of them in new york city alone. >> around 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard-hit lower manhattan, power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however
.m. tonight. there's also news this morning on the campaign front. mitt romney has won the endorsement of the "des moines register" in battleground state iowa. this has not gone to a republican presidential candidate since richard nixon. so to get some reaction to that, and other things, we go to our go-to guy in arizona for news, weather, and sports, john mccain. how's the weather out there, senator? and good morning to you. >> it's very nice and balmy. i think the storm may not reach arizona. but, obviously, the disruption of the airline-- the whole nation, obviously, and our prayers and thoughts are with those who line the path of the storm, and we'll keep praying. >> schieffer: all right. i want to ask you about that endorsement by the "des moines register." i mean, sometimes endorsements matter. sometimes they don't. it what about this one? >> i think in ray close race, the "register" is very well regarded, and of course it's almost a man bites doggistic because the "register" has not endorsed a republican since, i guess, calvin coolidge. i don't know. i think that aspect of it is
of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're go it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's eromise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. oveeporter: the president's iveedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his mpaiaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor eymney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. snd jan crawford is covering his campaign. mp we really can't have four more years like the last four re ys. i know the-- the obama folks are chanting four more years, four fre years. rut our chant is this-- five more days. >> reporter: at a rally in vi
are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the aftermath of hurricane sandy's widespread destruction. transportation is gradually being restored and power is coming back little by little and people are struggling to dig out from a munten of debris. at least 90 deaths are blamed on the storm. property damage estimated from $30 billion to $50 billion, that would make it the second costliest storm in u.s. history, only behind hurricane katrina. 4.6 million customers have no power from east coast to the midwest. and then there is the emotional toll, which seems to rise with each day since the storm. randall pinkston. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. we like to talk about the good news. the amazing hard work that is being done to recover, but so much was
have made real progress." governor romney in wisconsin said the numbers show the economy is still at a virtual standstill. it takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency and our cbs news election team estimates that 255 are solidly in the obama camp or leaning toward him. for mr. romney it's 206. so the election will come down to the nine swing states that could go either way. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" and, atb, what do you make of how close it is in the swing states? >> well, it started out close and it is even closer now. scott, i kind of took a survey of our pollsters. they can not recall a time when these battleground states are closer than they are right now with the possible exception of ohio where the president has a teeny lead. esl of these states are in the margin of error. what that means is there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it's just going to come down to who gets their voters to the polls. it's going to be all about turnout. this race is an absolute dead
: governor mitt romney hit the stage, in ames iowa, ready to jump on new economic numbers. >> last quarter our economy grew at just 2%. after the stimulus was passed the white house promised that the economy would now be growing at 4.3%. over twice as fast. >> reporter: romney pointed the finger at the president's policies and is using the economy to make his closing argument to voters in the battleground states. >> this is not the time to double down on "trickle-down government" policies that have failed us. it's time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment. >> reporter: the white house looked at the new numbers as a sign the country is heading in the right direction. the economy expanded at a right higher than most expert predicted. vice president biden told voters in wisconsin a romney presidency would erase all the progress the president made. >> we believe for americans to succeed the middle class has to rebuild and grow. it's the only way working class people have a way: >> reporter: the president wrapped us his campaigning at an airport thursday night reminding voters of
obama can claim the economy is growing, but governor romney can claim it's not growing fast enough. >> voters have basically drawn their conclusions about the economy already so, you know, the impact that a g.d.p. number can have or that the final jobs report on the friday before the election is going to have is won only at the margins. now, this election is close enough that the margins matter. >> reporter: as west mentioned, the last unemployment before the vote comes out a week from today. surprise in either direction could influence the outcome of the election. >> pelley: and anthony, that election is now officially the most expensive in u.s. history. it just passed that milestone. the latest numbers show the presidential campaigns and the super pacs that back them have now raised more than $2 billion. now, some other key numbers in the race. 11 is the number of days before the election. five is the number of points separating the candidates in the latest gallup poll. it shows governor romney ahead of the president 51% to 46%. a "washington post" poll shows the race tighter tha
both campaigns to make adjustments. mitt romney cancelled three events. vice president biden and president obama also called off rallies. president obama took his hunt for votes for the live free or die state, where he told a group of local teamsters that new hampshire's four electoral votes could make all the difference. governor romney spent the day in all-important florida, in pensacola, home to a major naval air station. romney brought up a sore spot from the final debate. >> i made the point that our navy is now smaller than anytime in almost a hundred years. and the president's response was well, we don't use bayonets and horses anymore. >> reporter: president obama said romney hiked fees on everything, as governor of massachusetts. >> he raised fees to get a birth certificate, which would have been expensive for me. >> reporter: romney said mr. obama broke promises to cut the deficit and save medicare. >> he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: both sides are wary of the impact on polling locations, if power outages or storm damage prevents voters
a dead heat and an important state for romney if he's to win on november 6th. he canceled three campaign events today in the state and instead spent the day in ohio with running mate paul ryan. >> let's, today when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. >> ohio is another must-win state. told by a group of ohio newspapers they are tied 49 to 49%. >> i know they're chanting four more years but we're chanting all over this country, nine more days. ( audience chanting: nine more days, nine more days! ) >> reporter: today on cnn senior obama advisor david axelrod was asked how the storm might impact the race. >> the best thing we can do is focus on how we can help people during the storm and hope that it all clears out, and that by the next weekend, we'll be free of it and people can focus on the election. >> reporter: now romney heads to the swing state of iowa tomorrow. he got a boost today with the endorsement of the des moines register. that paper had not endorsed a republican presidential candidate since richard
of florida and virginia his lead is shrinking. the race is a dead heat. mitt romney and president obama locked in a statistical tie. sandy up ended the race. >> president obama was knocked off the campaign trail by the storm, cancelling an appearance today in the critical swing state of ohio. on tuesday he visited the red cross headquarters in washington. >> my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they are needed as fast as possible as hard as possible and for the duration. >> the president was replaced on the stump by a former commander-in-chief bill clinton. >> obama is far more likely to lift the middle class and give the poor a chance to work their way into it. >> president clinton appeared at a rally in minnesota. recent polls showed president obama's lead is shrinking. clinton made a stop in colorado another state that candidates are fighting hard to win. >> and your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> mitt romney took a break from campaigning. he cancelled rallies in ohio and iowa instead holding a disaster relief event near
super storm sandy. and president obama and governor mitt romney wasted no time going on the attack. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on
a presidential campaign. both president obama and mitt romney had to cancel events because of hurricane sandy. as cbs reporter drew levinson, the candidates were forced to the campaign aafrom sandy's path. >>> president obama met with the emergency management team for an update on hurricane sandy. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> the president said fema will be ready to help wherever sandy hits. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we want to make sure we're anticipating. >> this is supposed to be a week of intense campaigning. the massive storm forced the president to alter his schedule. to beat the weather, he made stopings to florida and northern ohio. mitt romney also cancelled his virginia stops and rerouted himself to ohio, where he joined running mate paul ryan. >> today, when we get home, put into the prayers the people in the east coast in the wake of the big storm that's coming. >> let's not forget the fellow americans of ours. at a second rally in finley, romney talked about the storm. >> i know some people around the country are about to be nervous about the storm. though
: armed with the latest jobs numbers, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we have made real progress. but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 jobs in october. but with more americans looking for work, the unemployment rate moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin, he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. >> no. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> reporter: in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. >> reporter: ohio could decide who wins the white house. not only are the candidates spending a lot of time there in these closing days. they're bombarding voters with fresh tv ads. >> who will do more for the auto industry? >> reporter: mitt romney is airing a new commercial in ohio saying workers in china benefited from the auto bailout. at
against governor romney focusing on an ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio which claims that mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it's an absolutely patently false assertion. >> reporter: we will see the president again today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo, new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign, well it's still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there's going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election and nobody really knows how that's going to work. charlie, norah, gayle? >> one week from today we'll know. thank you bill plante. >>> governor mitt romney is shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan crawford is in cleveland covering the romney campaign and joins us with the latest. jan, hello. >> reporter: good morning. governor romney cancele
cancelled for today and as jan crawford tells us the storm forced president obama and mitt romney to rearrange their already hectic campaign schedules. >> reporter: in washington the president was briefed by fema officials working to coordinate the government's response to the storm. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> reporter: sandy has turned campaign schedules upside down especially as senator mark warner said in his home state of virginia. >> this storm will cause a little bit of havoc. i was supposed to meet with the president and president clinton on monday. that rally has been cancelled. >> reporter: the latest poll shows virginia a dead heat, an important state for romney. he cancelled three campaign events in the state and is expected in ohio today with paul ryan. >> today when we get home put in the prayers the people in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. >> reporter: ohio is another must-win state. a poll has the race tied 49-49%. >> i know they are chanting four more years but we're chanting all over this country nine more days. >> reporter
. whatever the numbers show it will serve more as ammunition for both president obama and mitt romney in their final push before tuesday's big election. political experts say at this point, it's unlikely these numbers will sway voters. today's report will be from october. economists predict a slight gain in jobs from last month. the september report shows unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since the president took office. today both candidates are plunging into rapid campaign pace. president obama has three events in the battleground state of ohio, mitt romney has two. a lot of analysts say the buckeye state could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. >> today, because of the resilience of the american people, our businesses have created over 5 million new jobs. [ applause and cheers ] >> the american auto industry is back on top. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: yesterday the president got back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been
but with a close race those votes could make a difference. mitt romney was in florida which began early voting this weekend. he held rallies in three florida cities telling supporters it's time for a change. >> so that on -- >> supporters of the -- they do four more years, four more years. i like ten more days. i feel better. >> ten days and you will be stepping into a voting booth and making a defining choice about the future of our country. >> and today again is it nine days. we have hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast as we have been talking about both campaigns have been forced to change the travel schedule. romney scrapped a trip to virginia set for today. he will head to ohio. the president planned to head to florida tomorrow but he pushed his trip to tonight to beat the storm. >>> and face the nation will be taking a look at this final stretch before election day. bob schieffer chats with republican senator john mccain and chicago mayor rom emanuel today. big question, what do both candidates need to do to win this race for the white house? and that's on face the nation at 8:3
. mitt romney was in florida, which began early voting today. he held rallies in three florida cities, and told supporters it's time for a change. >> the supporters of the president have this chance. they do four more years, four more years. i like ten days a lot better. >> ten days and you'll be stepping into a voting booth and making a defining choice about the future of our country. >> with hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast, both campaigns have been forced to change their travel schedules. romney scrapped a trip to virginia and instead he'll head to ohio. the president planned to head to florida but pushed his trip to sunday night to beat the storm. >>> the california ballot features proposition 30 and proposition 38. today, state democrats held a day of action calling voters and urging them to support proposition 30, governor jerry brown's plan. lisa showed us it needs all the help it can get. >> reporter: just ten days until election day, and support for proposition 30 is plunging. only 46% now support it, a 9% drop over the past month. 42% are against it. the governo
and mitt romney to reshuffle the travel schedule. canceled in three states today. he is returning to washington to deal with emergency plans. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down. we're going to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the people who find themselves in harm's way. >> romney's campaigned canceled three events in virginia yesterday. schedule today appears to still be on track. eased absentee voting requirements. early voting has been canceled in dc and maryland. time now is 4:40. why the new york stock exchange is going dark today. >> a woman who flew halfway around the world just to see the giant's win. >> what the new work course of the space fleet brings home. >> and live pictures this side of ocean city, maryland where sandy is being felt in a big way. much much more coming up. we'll be right back . the pacific ocean off baja-- after a two week trip to the >>> the dragon has landed. the space x space capsule was guided into the pacific ocean after a two week trip to the space st
, they are in the path of this storm. hurricane sandy altered romney's plan and canceled events in virginia sunday. >> let's today, when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. let's not forget the fellow americans of ours. >> they will be collecting flies in the campaign offices and donating buss to help deliver those items. >> on the eastern coast of our nation, a lot of people are enduring very difficult times, and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> both campaigns are using twitter and facebook to urge supporters to donate to the red cross. >> four very critical election states, north carolina, virginia, ohio, and way up in new hampshire are all effected by the storms so you can bet those presidents there been paying very close attention to how the president handles the situation and what mr. romney does as well. >>> it's so sad. when we come back, he may be the saddest baseball fan out there. what got this guy in tears right before bed? you don't want to miss this video. it's coming up next. if you have a consumer
why isn't it being used in the bay area? >>> i'm tired. i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> why the presidential election made this four-year- old girl cry. >>> and what wearing too much makeup really does to a woman and we're not just talking about her skin. evidence that it can make you age faster. it's the only broadcast radar in america the national weather service relies on. how much i >>> for years now, we have told you about the rash of metal thefts and how much that ends up costing bay area cities and utilities. but there is dna-like technology that can catch a medal thief red-handed. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook shows us how it works and asks the question, why isn't anyone using it here? >> reporter: brazen thieves crashed a truck through a fence to get to a spool of copper wire in this pg&e yard. >> we had almost 5.2 million in copper theft over the last six years. >> reporter: in vallejo, criminals strip wiring from the electrical grid. >> over the last 18 months, we've had over 97 different locations where thieves have taken the electrical cables that power our stre
to the american red cross. >>> four days before election day president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in swing states. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us that they have their own spin on the new jobs report. >>> reporter: armed with the latest jobs numbers, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we have made real progress. but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 jobs in october. but with more americans looking for work, the unemployment rate moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin, he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. >> no. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> reporter: in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. >> reporter: ohio could decide who wins the white house. not only are the candidates spending a lot of time there
're watching the weather. republican challenger mitt romney canceled his tuesday events and shortened monday events to two stops. >> sandy is a devastating hurricane by all accounts and a lot of people will be facing some real tough times as a result of sandy's fury. >> reporter: romney encouraged supporters at a rally in ohio to help storm centers. >> our victory center is collecting items and cash we can send along to the red cross. >> reporter: four states that may decide the election are in the path of the storm. tara mergener, cbs news, washington. >>> up next, your tuesday morning massive waves kicked up by hurricane sandy. w is plucked from massive waves kicked up by hurricane sandy. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. but the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion. the enamel starts to wear down, and you can't grow your enamel back. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel, because it helps to strengthen the enamel. and i believe it's doing a good job. >>> here's a look
and republican challenger mitt romney are launching a major campaign push for the final weekend. cate caugiran joins us now with the latest from the newsroom. good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. today's main focus is on ohio which a lot of analysts say could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. the president has three events in the buckeye state today while mitt romney has two. yesterday, the president resumed campaigning after spending several days overseeing the federal government's response to superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard. he spoke about the disaster yesterday at a campaign stop in boulder, colorado. >> we have also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the petty differences that consume us in normal times, they all seem to melt away. >> mitt romney also spoke about victims of the disaster at a campaign rally in virginia. >> i hope you'll keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or to the salvation army or to other relief organizati
confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he is the candidate of change! well, let me tell ya, wisconsin... we know what change looks like. [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight states before the weekend is over. for both it's a sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on the attack again at a rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not going to just shape the country for four years but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory in roanoke. >> they are making products for amer
challenger mitt romney will also not hold any campaign events today. romney did make an appearance in ohio yesterday but kept much of the focus on the weather. >> a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of sandy's fury so if you have the capacity to make a donation to american red cross, you can go online and do that. >> i am not worried at this point about the effect on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and the impact on our first responders. the election will take care of it self next week. >> election day is one week from today. find continuing coverage on sandy on cbssf.com. at the top of the page you will find links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar and airport delays. >>> michelle, switching gears, perfect weather for a baseball celebration right here in san francisco. [ applause and cheers ] >> world champion giants flew home from detroit with a huge welcome when the team buses arrived outside at&t park 4:00 yesterday. everybody wants a look at the world series trophy. >> you know, this was a special group.
romney in a virtual tie nationally. in swing states that will tip the balance, a new quinnipiac university cbs news/"new york times" poll finds the president ahead by two points in virginia, 49% to 47%. he leads by five points in ohio, 50% to 45%. and the president is ahead by a single point in florida. 48% to 47%. mitt romney took his campaign to florida today, and he was joined by senator marco rubio. he refrained from attacking the president directly, leaving that to former governor jeb bush. something found here in breezy point in the ashes of a burned out home, brings the owner to tears. we'll have her story next. , e c, you know it can be hard to bremy copd symptomsontrol by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discus
mitt romney will have a full slate of campaign events today. yesterday he was in florida, today he will stump for votes in virginia. >>> nurses plan another 24-hour strike today at several bay area hospitals. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom to explain what's behind it. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. the issue is the same as the past three strikes reduction in patient care and disputes over contract negotiations. nurses say they will be out picketing as early as 7 a.m. and rallies will start at 11 a.m. this strike will involve 3200 nurses and several hundred respiratory, x-ray and other technicians. it will affect 7 bay area sutter healthcare hospitals. yesterday, nurses spent time prepping for their signs for today. these nurses have been in contract negotiations for the past 18 months. they say hospital management repeatedly misrepresented them. >> you know, for the nurses it's going to be whatever it takes as long as it takes. there's no -- this isn't a game for the nurses. this is life and death. >> reporter: the series of strikes forced
at president obama and mitt romney's schedules between now and tuesday. they'll be visiting several battleground states, some more than once. only the president will visit nevada and florida. they're trying to win over anyone who is still undecided. cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman says the candidates are going after women in particular. >> and younger women voters, who express a pro-choice attitude, that they're still in indecision about the president. these are people who said they voted for him in 2008, for whom, while they're pro-choice, the economy message that the romney campaign has put out, which means different things to different people, has found some resonance. >> tomorrow, the last unemployment report before the election comes out. he does not believe it will change anyone's mind unless the numbers are hugely different from last week. right now the unemployment rate is 7.8%. >>> a neighborhood in the east bay hills is on the lookout for a deer that someone apparently tried to kill. people in and around campus drive in berkeley hills tell cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook t
a few minutes. >>> by the way, that hurricane being felt on the campaign trail. governor romney and joe biden each cancelling weekend events in virginia beach. and there's speculation that it could affect turnout specifically in virginia and north carolina if there's a lot of storm damage. >>> governor jerry brown's latest push to get prop 30 passed is drawing attention but not the kind he attended. he spoke at an naacp convention in san mateo. >> these shadowy figures, they say they're from arizona. but i don't know where these people are from, because they're hiding. they're wearing masks, because they don't want people to see who the hell they are. well, the city council is going to court to unmask these people. >> now, brown later said he didn't necessarily mean to refer to the kkk. he just wants to expose the arizona organization that donated $11 million to defeat his tax initiative. the latest poll says prop 30 is falling short of the 50% needed to pass. >>> people facing forecast don't often talk about it, but now you can find out if your neighbors are in danger of losing their h
, both mitt romney and president obama are canceling appearances and otherwise trying to steer clear of the storm's path. a magnitude 7.7 earthquake rattled the western coast of canada early this morning. there are no reports of casualties or major damage. a tsunami warning that was in effect for hawaii has now been downgraded ending the threat of serious damage. in the world series last night the cold weather in detroit had little effect on the red hot san francisco giants. as they shut out the tigers 2-0. the giants now have a commanding three games to none lead and can take the best of seven series with a win tonight. today is mother-in-law day and the new study finds that 50% of americans who have mothers-in-law report that they have a good or great relationship with her. how about the 50%? now for the rest of the country's forecast. it will be cooler across the plains and down into texas. some heavy unnamed storms are likely out west. the week ahead looks mostly dryer once sandy has come and gone. next, confronting our superstitions. and later, actor christopher walken. >> my so
in ohio, mitt romney d supporters to donate food ad other items to victims. tomw he heads to florida for thre rallies. vice president biden is also campaigning t. the president has been in washington overseeing the federal response to the sto. tomorrow he will tour the de in new jersey. the latest cbs news - new yk times poll, taken before the storm, shows the president h a razor-thin lead: just one point. the next week is cru: 10 percent of likely voters, they are still uncommitted. new tonight: san quentin state prison is on medical lockdown, because of a chickenpox outbreak. at least 2 inmates have gotten sick. a spokesman says the prison has been locked down since last friday. only employees are allowed to enr and leave. (new1) just 15 minutes ago, we lead that the guy who used the gs celebration to smash up a mi bus is under arrest. and yon thank people disgusted by hs actions and plastered his mg all over facebook. c-b-s 5 reporter liz cook on the val who went viral. liz: the giants won the world series.. and a guy in a gias cap did this: 48:20 jason villaverde its just kind of
because of the storm. but thicks are expected to get back to normal tomorrow. today in ohio mitt romney urged supporters to donate food and other items to victims. tomorrow he heads to florida for three rallies. vice presidentwide season also campaigning there. the president has been in washington overseeing the federal response to the storm. tomorrow he will tour the damage in new jersey. >>> the latest cbs news new york times poll taken before the storm shows the president with a razor thin lead. next week is crucial. 10% of likely voters say they are still uncommitted. >>> new tonight san quentin state prison is on medical lockdown because of a chickenpox outbreak. the prison has been locked down since last friday. only employees are allowed to enter and leave. >> just 15 minutes ago we learned that the genius who used the giants celebration to smash up a bus is under arrest. you can thank people disgusted by his actions and plastering his mug all over facebook. liz cook on the vandal who went viral. >> reporter: he's 22 years old from san francisco. police say he is the guy in the c
relief efforts. and republican challenger mitt romney will also hold "no" campaign events today. romney did make an appearance in ohio yesterday but kept much of the focus on the weather. >> a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of sandy's fury. and so if you have the capacity to make a donation to american red cross, you can go online and do that. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and worried about the impact on our first responders. the election will take care of itself next week. >> election day is one week from today. you can find continuing coverage on sandy on cbssf.com at the top of the page links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar and airport delays, as well. >>> the world series winners got a big welcome when they returned to their home ballpark in san francisco. [ applause and cheers ] >> the giants flew home from detroit and boarded a fleet of team buses for the trip to at&t park. the manager is singing the praises of his team. >> this was a speci
and my plan creates some 12 million jobs. >> like mr. obama, republican challenger mitt romney will have a full slate of campaign events today. yesterday he was in florida, today he will stump for votes in virginia. >> they are back to work. 6:11. thousands of nurses getting ready to walk off the job. >> the impact of several bay area hospitals and how staff plan to keep up patient care. >> get your dancing shoes on. putting rhythm in p.e. bay area students learn to become swinging sensations. cbs 5's "cool school" of the week is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. this strike... set to begint seven a-m... will involve 32-hundred nurses and severl >>> nurses are about to walk off the job at several bay area hospitals at 7 a.m. it will involve 3200 nurses and hundreds of respiratory, x-ray and other technicians. it will affect several bay area sutter healthcare hospital. some experts say these nurses are in a powerful position because of an industry that's growing in
-starting their final push before tuesday's big election. president obama and mitt romney will be in the battleground state of ohio. political analysts say this could be the state to decide the electoral vote. again, this report is the last one to come out before election day. one that each candidate will definitely use for their advantage. while experts don't believe it will have a big impact on swing voters, we don't know if it will affect the stock market. >> thank you. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the 10 states devastated by superstorm sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences
. mitt romney as no official role but by turning his campaign into a relief effort shows he cares and it keeps him in the news at this key time. losing the candidate on the stump is a blow to both campaigns in the battleground states where a candidate visit is an important part of the organization. it gets the candidates' message into local media where undecided voters can hear it and candidate events lure voters who can be taken after the rally to vote early or convinced to volunteer for the final get out the vote effort. but while the candidates have suspended their public events for a little bit, the race does still continue. both campaigns were kicking each other under the table today in ohio over the auto bailout, releasing competing television ads and accusations. >> mason: john, how is this likely to affect the ground organization for both candidates in the key battleground states you were talking about? >> well, they'll continue fighting it out on the ground while the candidates are not there, but there is this element of without the candidates coming to pay a visit, the c
jersey tomorrow to visit the damage. meanwhile mitt romney collected food donations for storm relief efforts in ohio instead of holding a rally. >>> there is no holding back here in california. there's a media blitz surrounding the state ballot measures but there are a few propositions flying under the radar. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on the ones you're not hearing much about. grace. >>> reporter: perhaps not completely forgotten but they have definitely been quiet considering the nonstop campaigning of some of the props. as we found in looking into three initiatives, there is a reason we're not hearing a lot about them. >>> reporter: >> redistricting, state tax law, and budgeting cycles are not hot button issues and they are not easy to understand. >> reporter: they're not exciting and sexy. >> no, they are not exciting. they're not sexy. >> reporter: but they are important. let's start with proposition 31. vote yes and it would change the legislature's budget cycle from one to two years. supporters say it would allow local governments more planning time because they would
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